Rock climbing


If the answer to that question is no, then my question is why the hell not?!

Training outside in nature is not only refreshing, it also changes the pace of workouts and takes you back to nature. I will train outdoors not only to get a change from always being in the gym but it’s a mix of hard training and relaxation. I can’t explain the feeling I get after going through a hard workout on the beach or on the trails. Afterwards I’ll just sit there and relax and think about things and because my mind is so clear it’s when I come up with some of my best ideas.

I could give you all this scientific evidence why training outside is great but I’m really not. I’m just letting you know my experience. Experiment with it a little and tell me how it feels after you get done getting through a brutal outdoor training session.

We won’t use this as our main training program but rather for conditioning, extra GPP and building work capacity. If you are trying to lose body fat then these are some perfect workouts to change the pace and get outdoors.

So what happened today?

Location: Coulon Beach Park

Time: 8:45 p.m.

Tools: Kettlebell and bodyweight

Started with 1. KB clean and press + pull up ladders 4 sets x 1,2,3,4,5

2. (KB Swings x 10, Broad Jumps x 20 yards, Sprint x 20 yards) x 5 rounds

 3. KB Snatches x 10/each side, Jumping Lunges x 5/each side, Crab Walks x 40 yards) x 4 sets

4. (KB Clean and Throw x 2/each side, Figure 8 to flip x 5/each side) x 3 sets

Now that the weather has been nice in Seattle and it stays warm late, I’m getting in at least 2 extra workouts a week outside on,of walking a lot (yes I said walking) and a lot of arefoot interval sand sprints.

My mind is so clear when I train outside I find it to be one of the things that can take me from stressed to calm faster than anything else. So why do I train outside? Because it’s refreshing, hard, relaxing, releasing and free.

If you train outside, what does it do for you and what type of training do you do?  

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